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Content Browser 2.0
by Ian Cook 7 years ago
JFYI, we recently posted Content Browser 2.0 with support for the new XAVC codecs. Note that 2.0 has a different activation requirement-- you will need a serial # supplied with the camera or else purc
Re: Content Browser 2.0
by Michael Palmer 5 years ago
If you invented peanut butter and your neighbor invented jelly, why would you give your peanut butter to his customers It is a marketing deal that you will hate but have to deal with. Good Luck Michae
sony pmw-350 & sony ex3
by Christian Filippone 6 years ago
Hi Guys, Ive tried a couple of forums but had no luck so far. Anyone had any experience Matching up a PMW-350 & Sony EX3 Does anyone have PP's that they have used in the past to get them matching pret
Re: sony pmw-350 & sony ex3
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
I remember needing to open the Sony PP file and renaming EX1 to EX3 so you might need to explore both Sony PP files Good Luck Michael Palmer
Sony Cameras: New cameras coming out, older camera prices dropping, and 50 MB/S Broadcast
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
With all the new Sony cameras coming out to replace the Sony EX-1 and EX-3 work horses, we get into a debate. New cameras showing up, and older cameras phasing out A lot of people still editing on Fin
Re: Sony Cameras: New cameras coming out, older camera prices dropping, and 50 MB/S Broadcast
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
Libec makes a very good zoom control, I also found that the small handle zoom works really well and you can sett a speed in the menu. Good Luck Michael Palmer
Questions Sony PMW-350: Recording nanoFlash + MatteBox + Audio + Light
by Richard Film 6 years ago
Hello, In February of 2014 I'm gonna buy the Sony PMW-350 including a nanoFlash recorder. I was hoping anyone could help me out on these questions: Camera: Sony PMW-350L Lens: Canon KJ20x8.2B ISRD Mem
Re: Questions Sony PMW-350: Recording nanoFlash + MatteBox + Audio + Light
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
I'm not sure if you can use the SD adapter system on the 350 or not but if you can you really should consider redundant recording. SD cards are cheap insurance if you ever forget you have the camera f
Sony EX3/Atomos "Samurai"-----Feedback Please
by Bill Griffin 6 years ago
I have a good client that wants me to start shooting XDCAM EX at 50 MBPS...I have a Sony EX3 and do not wish to upgrade the camera at this time due to the cost...so I have looked into several other op
Re: Sony EX3/Atomos "Samurai"-----Feedback Please
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
I have the Anton Bauer battery adapter for my EX3 and I just velcro my Nano on to the larger AB battery, its nice to know I have redundant recording as well, worth every penny IMHO. Good Luck Michael
Sony F3 with external recorder
by Trevor Ward 6 years ago
Anyone using the F3 with an external recorder... I'm shooting my next doc on the F3. I'll have probably 40-50 hours of footage. Our goal for this film is to air on cable TV, though we don't have distr
Re: Sony F3 with external recorder
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
I totally agree that redundant recording is very important and you should just to be safe. Most of the recorders can be triggered by timecode so you just need to hit the record button on the camera to
Sony EX1 external monitoring issues
by joseph wilkins 6 years ago
So I have a Sony EX1. About 2 years ago, the Component out quit giving me a color signal. All I can get out of it - regardless of the monitor I plug into is a black and white signal. It's very annoyin
Re: Sony EX1 external monitoring issues
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
It seems like you need to convert the HDSDI to HDMI for your monitor, these are both digital signals unlike the component composite ports. http: www.atvresearch.com HAWK-SDI-HDMI.aspx Good Luck Michae
S-Log question
by David Speace 6 years ago
I just bought a new F3 and was told that the S-log option was preloaded on the camera. All the S-log a LUT settings are grayed out! I suspect that this means that they forgot to load S-log option on t
Re: S-Log question
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
There is Slog as a part of ver1.45 firmware and you can use Slog but its limited. I have the key for sale if interested Good Luck Michael Palmer
Berkey System Top & Front Plate for Sony F3
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
Berkey System Top and Front Plate in perfect condition for a Sony F3. Great protection for your F3 $150 obo Good Luck Michael Palmer
Sony F3 S-log upgrade on 32 gig SxS media card
by Michael Palmer 6 years ago
I'm selling my Sony F3 upgrade Key CBK-RGB01 32 gig SxS card used on 1 job. I sold my F3 to someone that didn't want the Slog key. $700 obo. Good Luck Michael Palmer
Re: Sony F3 S-log upgrade on 32 gig SxS media card
by Harry Dawson 4 years ago
Do you still have this key
F3 Sony PMW-F3 camera
by Michael Palmer 7 years ago
I'm selling my Sony F3 camera body, with 504 system hours of use, It will come with the Berkey System top mounting plate and front plate, THE ORIGINAL PL LENS MOUNT, the original Sony mic, Swit 4-pin
Re: F3 Sony PMW-F3 camera
by Larry Evey 7 years ago
Michael what is your email address to reach you directly Larry-at-WestCoastMEDiA.com
24p and 180 degree shutter
by Bob Cole 8 years ago
Forgive my ignorance - these are basic questions that I've always just assumed I understood - until I realized that I don't. John Sharaf has stated that it is important to implement a 180 degree shutt
Re: 24p and 180 degree shutter
by john sharaf 8 years ago
Bob, I believe when you refer to ND1 setting it is actually ND.9 or three stops of density. If this is too much light attenuation then the best solution is to use a .3 (one stop) or .6 (two stop) ND f
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Re: If you would like to host in this new forum, please write me
by Michael Palmer 8 years ago
Hi Ron, I would like to help here and I would like to be taken off the HDV room. I really think you should consider a (Single Sensor) Sony F3 FS100 room. I have the F3 now and it is the talk of the to
NEX-FS100 vs. EX1 (24 vs 35 megabits)
by Peter Chambers 8 years ago
I understand that Sony's new NEX-FS100 shoots 24 megabits AVCHD...but isn't that LESS than the EX1, which shoots at 35 megabits Isn't the FS100 sensor supposed to be bigger and more detailed Could som
Re: NEX-FS100 vs. EX1 (24 vs 35 megabits)
by Michael Palmer 8 years ago
AVCHD (Mpeg-4) is the next generation of compression and it is more efficient at lower bit rates than Mpeg-2, however after 50 Mbps they both begin to even out. Convergent Design uses Sony's XD Cam (M
IR filter on Sony F-3
by yaron harel 8 years ago
Hello all, we are going to shoot with Sony F-3 a TV drama that will shoot outdoor most of the time, we will use ARRI Zeiss high speed T1.9 lenses and shooting a lot with height ND filters, is anyone h
Re: IR filter on Sony F-3
by Michael Palmer 8 years ago
I can't imagine any IR issues with daylight, I take delivery of my F3 in a few days and while at NAB I was working at the Convergent-Design booth and playing with their F3 I was thumbing threw the men
Neon signage
by Todd Terry 9 years ago
Hey kids... I have a completely non-cinematic lighting issue here... but rather a residential one. Yet, I'm hoping there might be a solution that can be borrowed from our industry. In my house, the ba
Re: Neon signage
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
Have you tried a neon dimmer If you look hard I'm sure you'll find one
On Camera Video Lights
by Tielman Dewaele 9 years ago
Hey I need a On Camera Video Light for my SonyXDCam pdw F330 to film on some upcoming partys(also for interviews) Price: 100-300 dollars. What's great, what not Should be with a xlr plug to camera. T
Re: On Camera Video Lights
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
Flolight LED 256, nice light
True tungsten for Kinos
by david braman 9 years ago
I'm not happy with KinoFlo's tungsten tubes. Does anyone agree And more importantly, does anyone have any gel correction that they use Thanks.
Re: True tungsten for Kinos
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
Kino has had many different ballast versions over the early years and they now have the individual switch for each tube and the tubes burn much more constant in color temp. The early days were a mess
Flolight 1024
by Jarrod Boord 9 years ago
Hi Guys I have just bought 2 x of the new Flolight 1024's LED 1x1 dimmable lights. They say they are around 5600k however they have a horrible green color cast. I will attach some screen grabs from a
Re: Flolight 1024
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
Personally I like these lights and I think the new units and much better than what I purchased. I like 1 4 minus and 1 4 CTO for the most part and I manually dial the color temp to what looks good to
HMI or KinoFlo?
by Jared Radtke 9 years ago
Hello All! This is my first post on Creative Cow so I'm hoping this turns out useful! I'm currently meditating on the idea of doing a short film I've written - 3 to 5 min - almost all of which takes p
Re: HMI or KinoFlo?
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
IF you need a front (head on) view you will need to either live with shooting threw the windshield or pull the windshield out, or find lipstick cameras to rig is side the car to avoid pulling the wind
AJA Ki Pro vs. Nano Flash... Pros and cons?
by Randy Burleson 9 years ago
We are considering buying the Sony EX3 cameras and adding a device like the Nano Flash or the AJA Ki Pro. I like the idea of using the CF Cards in the Nano Flash but the HD in Ki Pro is cheaper per GB
Re: AJA Ki Pro vs. Nano Flash... Pros and cons?
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
I use the EX3 together with the Nano flash and it is IMO the best way to go. If you want HD cam quality from a 8K camera and don't want to cart around a large external hard drive recorder like the Ki-
Lighting a Night scene in the coutryside
by Randal Plunkett 10 years ago
Hi everyone I directing a short film in the next eight weeks and a large portion of that takes place on country roads and in a car at night. Now my question is, whats the best way to do it I m using a
Re: Lighting a Night scene in the coutryside
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
"how can i get a good image with out it being too dark and grainy " You will need sufficient lighting for the FX1, hire a good DP, try using LED lights http: www.flolight.com find a rental house in yo
HPX 300 Can't decide to pull the trigger.
by James Mulryan 10 years ago
HPX 300 Pros: shoulder mount, true aperture, true focus, interchangeable lenses, sharp viewfinder AVC Intra 100 Cons: 1 3" CMOS chips= noise and skew jellocam Observations on noise: Have shot tons of
Re: HPX 300 Can't decide to pull the trigger.
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
I'm going to canon-ball into this forum as an EX3 user and completely recommend you at least consider the Sony EX3 camera before the HPX-300. I totally disagree that the 500 is a better camera than th
help lens redrock
by david hueso 10 years ago
Hi there - I m posting this video here to show what kind of look we were able to achieve using the HVX200 in 720p with the redrock M2 DOP adaptor and a Nikon 24 2.8 lens. I ve been looking at a lot of
Re: help lens redrock
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
I'm not sure about the vignetting Jason sees, bout the Red Rock has a newer (Encore) adapter out that is completely redesigned. I shoot the EX3 and find it to be a completely new experience to the M-2
New Panasonic POV AVCHD-CAM (AG-HMR10PU & AG-HCK10G)
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
OK, It's my first Panasonic camera and I believe it is possibly the best in it's class. I somehow finagled one of the first units here in LA last Thursday (AG-HMR10PU & AG-HCK10G) and it is cool. I'm
HD light metering -- need advice
by Chris Taylor 10 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a potentially better way to find the proper light value when shooting HD through a lens adapter lens package. It seems like I'm missing something by following the f stop my meter i
Re: HD light metering -- need advice
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
Your 1.4 50mm prime is way faster than any zoom that you put on the adapter. The 50mm has less glass elements allowing more light to past. Try sticking with just the primes. I recently picked up 6 Nik
Saving a set of filters
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
Please forgive me as I'm not very proficient with my new CS4 package. I'm testng the waters with AE and I created a look and I need the ability to add it to more clips. Is there a tutorial on Lynda do
Re: Saving a set of filters
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
Bingo Thanks Kevin Good Luck Michael Palmer
Insufficient Privileges
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
OK, I have an external esata usb drive that has some video I need to transfer to my edit bay and soon after I start the copy process I receive an error as if I didn't eject the drive and I have made s
Re: Insufficient Privileges
by Zane Barker 10 years ago
It is because the other computer somehow set the permissions of the drive to only allow the user on that machine read and wright files. Simple solution leopard gives you the option to ignore those per
New Products from AJA -- Record to ProRes in the Field!
by Russell Lasson 10 years ago
So go check out AJA's new website. http: www.aja.com They've come out with some great new products. While I'll be picking up a couple of the new Kona LHi cards, I'm really excited to see how the new K
Re: New Products from AJA -- Record to ProRes in the Field!
by Michael Palmer 10 years ago
"NOW.... If we could just get a stand alone hard drive to dump all of that SxS card media. You know, kinda like the P2Store." Its called Nexto http: www.nextodi.com en product Good Luck Michael Palmer
HD XDCam to ProRes422 when importing?
by Tom Matthies 11 years ago
Is it possible to transcode HD XDCam files to ProRes 422 on the fly while importing I usually bring in footage from HD XDCam thru an Aja Kona3 board via HD SDI to DVCPro HD. I'm using Sony's Import so
Re: HD XDCam to ProRes422 when importing?
by Michael Palmer 11 years ago
No, there is no direct transcode at this point without re-rendering or direct capturing. You can always work with XD cam natively and reset the render to Pro Rez under User Preferences, Render tab and
Pulldown Removal
by Michael Palmer 11 years ago
We shot film for an open to a show, 24 frames and the film transfer added pulldown to make 60i to HD cam tape, the tape was played and recorded to the new Convergent Design Flash XDR @ 100Mbps using t
Re: Pulldown Removal
by Michael Palmer 11 years ago
Wow this worked great, I now have the pulldown removed from your instructions. It was one solid clip and I used Capture Mode setting Field 1-Field 2, Fields setting Style 1, _BC_ setting placing the c
HDV 1080 60I
by Michael Palmer 11 years ago
A client is using CS3 P-Pro, I captured HDV 1080 60i using Final Cut 6.0.3 (HDV 1080 60i Basic). I don't use P-Pro and he can't open these files. Codec Missing is what I'm told was the error. Question
Re: HDV 1080 60I
by Michael Palmer 11 years ago
Vincent and Steven, Thanks for taking the time to help with the suggestions, The question is, does HDV 1080 60i captured from Final Cut work with CS3 P-Pro, I'm on location and unable to convert or re
XD Cam EX1 media
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
I have a client who wants to shoot with my XD Cam EX1 and they use Premiere Pro on a PC. Is this possible or do I need to convert the files somehow I use FCS2 6.0.2 and I have a Mac version of CS3, I
Re: XD Cam EX1 media
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
Jeff Does it really take a $449.00 plugin to use the XD Cam EX1 files with Premiere I will see if my free XD Cam Transfer software for Final Cut that makes .mov files a try first. Thanks for the help.
XDCAM Transfer Error
by Bernie van Velzen 12 years ago
Hello, When trying to import XDCAM EX footage to FCP with Sony's XDCAM Transfer 2.1 I get the following error on about 90% of my clips: "there is no timecode calculator in timecode track builder" It w
Re: XDCAM Transfer Error
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
I am having this issue too with HQ 270 24p files. I spoke to Ian Cook with Sony America and he is aware of this issue with HQ 720 24p. He asked me to email the BPAV xml file and the clip xml file to h
HDV dropout in capture -- any way to make so FCP doesn't stop but captures dropout too?
by Jeff Nelson 12 years ago
Am playing back from an HDV tape of a performance. About 20 minutes in there's a dropout. As FCP captures, it comes to that point and stops the capture, giving me a stream error. I can go past the dro
Re: HDV dropout in capture -- any way to make so FCP doesn't stop but captures dropout too?
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
If this is an important moment you need from this tape I would suggest trying a method that you may need a post house to help you with depending on the equipment you have. If you have an HDV device th
HDV digitizing Non-Drop/Drop issue BIG PROBLEM
by Steven Koeppen 12 years ago
Here is the issue: I have a project that has been logged in HDV via firewire. I'm now trying to digitize the HDV footage. I'm getting a error that says "Unable to locate timecode" Looking at the clips
Re: HDV digitizing Non-Drop/Drop issue BIG PROBLEM
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
What FC version are you running Has the deck been used for any DV capturing between this project, if so make sure the setting are correct to output HDV over firewire and in doing so the firewire cable
HPX500 P2 camera "What do you think?"
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
I am searching for a professional camera and I may be purchasing the new HPX500 P2. Can anyone comment on this 2 3 imager and this investment I use FCS2 on a Mac Pro. We are shooting a new cable serie
Re: HPX500 P2 camera "What do you think?"
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
Thanks for taking the time Noah, I do appreciate your thoughts. It would be great to hear from a few more owners. Thanks Michael Palmer
Sony HDV-1500 and Kona 3
by Mike 12 years ago
I'm in the market for a HD VTR that has HD SDI IN OUT to complement my Kona 3. Without spending roughly 20k like for the Panasonic AJ-HD1400. Therefore, I've been looking at the Sony HVR-1500. Looks l
Re: Sony HDV-In HD-SDI and HD-SDi out to HDV deck
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
Cake and eat it too. For around $7K I think it is possible with the Sony M25 deck together with the HD-Connect MI Convergent Design Box into your Kona card and then out of the Kona into the HD-Connect
HDV-DVCPRO HD-HDV?
by Gary Barr 12 years ago
Hi, Once you've transcoded to DVCPRO HD via Kona LHe and edited your piece, what's the best way back to HDV tape I've done a QT export to HDV and played out and it looks good but is there a better qui
Re: HDV-DVCPRO HD-HDV?
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
Sorry I meant to type the word "recorder" typing from an iPhone isn't working to well. I'm on the road without my PowerBook. Go to www.convergentdesign.com for the details
Capture from SonyHDV deck... audio????/
by Delano Bryant 12 years ago
I have the new Kona card LHe. I can capture the video from the deck. However the audio out of the Sony is RCA Do I want to convert from RCA to XLR(kona pigtail) or bring audio in through firewire If I
Re: Capture from SonyHDV deck... audio????/
by Michael Palmer 12 years ago
Just my opinion but .....as much as I believe in AJA and love their products I simply could not recommend purchasing a product that is not the best possible solution and that costs more money. Please
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